Thief enters NC home by tunneling through floor

GASTONIA, N.C. — A homeowner in Gastonia is frustrated after an unusual break-in did thousands of dollars of damage, according to WSOC-TV.

Police said the thief tunneled inside, damaging the floor inside the guest bedroom.

Authorities said someone came up through a crawl space and made a hole about the width of my boot across. The homeowner said it happened while she was away at work.

“I’m in awe. I can’t even try to explain a mindset of that nature,” she said, not wanting to be named or pictured.

Officials said the burglar first had to get into the crawl space and then work his way across the dirt under the home to reach the area below the guest bedroom.  The ducts for the heating and air was damaged.

Once inside, authorities said the thief took a computer, money, jewelry and other items. But the damage done to the home to get to those valuables will cost even more to fix, according to police.

The homeowner is reportedly considering changing security companies and adding more motion sensors.

The report shows the damages and losses here run in the thousands.

Source: WSOC-TV

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